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Robbie Caldwell
Assistant Coach / Offensive Linemen
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach / Offensive Linemen

• Has a staff-high 40 years of experience in college coaching and a staff-high 477 college games as a coach.

• Clemson has an 82-15 record, seven 10+ win seasons and seven top-25 final rankings in his first seven years on staff, as well as four ACC titles and two appearances in the national championship game.

• A big reason the 2017 offense was one of Clemson's most-balanced in history, with over 194 yards per game rushing (194.1) and passing (235.5).

• Three of the five offensive linemen on the First-Team All-ACC squad in 2017 were Tigers, Tyrone Crowder, Justin Falcinelli and Mitch Hyatt.

• Helped the Tigers to a 35-31 win over Alabama to claim the school’s second national title in 2016.

• Coached three First-Team All-ACC selections (Crowder, Jay Guillermo, Hyatt) in 2016, a first in program history.

• Coached five All-ACC selections in 2015, Clemson’s entire starting five. It was the first time in program history that occurred.

• Coached offensive tackle Brandon Thomas, a third-round draft pick, to his second-straight All-ACC season in 2013. Guard Tyler Shatley also earned All-ACC honors in 2013.

• In 2012, he coached first-team All-American Dalton Freeman (C) and Thomas, a First-Team All-ACC pick. Freeman was a Rimington Trophy finalist for the second year in a row.

• In 2011, he helped the Tiger offense set many school records. His center, Freeman, was a Rimington Trophy finalist and a First-Team All-ACC selection.

• Served as Vanderbilt’s head coach in 2010 after eight years as offensive line coach at Vanderbilt. He was a part of the 2008 Vanderbilt staff that guided it to its first winning season and bowl win since 1955.

• Joined Clemson graduate Bobby Johnson’s staff at Vanderbilt in 2002.

• Coached at North Carolina in 2000 and 2001.

• Moved with Dick Sheridan to NC State in 1986. He was part of a Wolfpack resurgence, as he helped turn a 3-8 team (1985) into an 8-3-1 club that beat three AP top-25 teams in 1986. He was on the NC State staff when it beat Clemson three straight years (1986-88).

• Coached the Wolfpack offensive line for 11 years, then added assistant head coaching responsibilities in his last three years. Fourteen of his players were All-ACC picks.

• Served under Sheridan for eight years and Furman won six league titles during that era. He coached eight first-team all-conference players and five recipients of the SoCon’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy.

• Started his coaching career as a student assistant at Furman under Art Baker in 1976 and became a full-time offensive line coach with the Paladins under Sheridan in 1978. In 1977, he served as football and baseball coach at Hanahan (S.C.) High School.

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